A last try for Meadow Pipits passing through on passage confirmed that numbers have decreased considerably. In a short session, curtailed by rain showers that started earlier than the forecast predicted there were no Meadow Pipit captures, although birds were seen both feeding on the sodden stubble and seeing off a Short-eared Owl that flew east along the sea bank.
Reed Buntings continue to use the uncut portion of the area, with some captured before the rain. A Stonechat was a the first that we've ringed on the marsh fields.
Stonechat - 1
Blue Tit - 2
Reed Bunting - 7